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This is the before (left) and after (right) of manipulation. The manipulation enhanced the photo by focusing in on the subject more. By blurring out the sides, you are drawn toward the center of the photo where the subject is. Then, but turning it black and white, it makes the photo look more dramatic and gives it character.
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11/20/18
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The self portrait assignment was very challenging for me. Throughout the assignment I found myself wanting to get back behind the camera and take pictures. I wanted to switch places and take control of the camera. However, in the end I think that this was a good challenge for me and I ended up testing my creativity. I was also able to become more comfortable with my photo being taken and I think that it was a beneficial experience.This assignment was interesting and a fun, new position to take.
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Before (left) and after (right) of manipulation. By manipulating the photo, it enhanced the overall dreaminess of the photo by twisting the lights and smoothing out the texture. This also made the lights appear more glowy, which again, enhanced the dream like photo.
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11/18/18
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Personally, I enjoyed doing the self portrait assignment. I liked how it was easy to get shots I wanted because I knew exactly how to place myself. It was fun to get to be in the actual art piece, and also create it. Plus, my favorite type of picture to take is of people, so it was great to do these kinds of assignments. Honestly, I was pretty comfortable having my picture taken, even in Michael's, (where this photo was taken). Overall, I think taking pictures of myself was a fun and satisfying experience.
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Here, we took a “nowhere” photo and made it black and white and added a frame. This photo gave me the “nowhere” vibe because it was a large plot of land, it had weeds growing through the cement, enhancing the idea that it has not been maintained, and is no place of importance to anybody. I chose this photo for black and white because I feel like it really enhanced the run-down type feeling the photo has. It made it look even grungier and sadder than it already was. Lastly, a frame was added to the photo. I feel that If the frame was more old, dirty looking, and less clean cut it would enhance the photo more.
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10/31/18
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For this picture we had to take our “nowhere” photos and make it look vintage. I added a black and white layer first and adjusted the color accordingly to what looks good. Then I added a color balance layer and added a little yellow, green, and red. Next I added a scratched glass overlay to make the photo look older. I believe the color balance distracted from the photo a little bit because all that is immediately seen is the extreme orange color. I believe the scratched glass enhanced the photo because the idea of the assignment was to make the photo look “vintage” and I really believe the scratched glass was the best way to do that.
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10/31/18
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For this photo we were instructed to take one of our “nowhere” photos and put multiple filters on the photo to make it more intriguing. I chose to put a detail extraction layer to make the differences in color pop more. I also placed a blur vignette, which is a circle selection that blurs out the edges of the photo and helps bring the attention to the center of the photo. This photo made me think of nowhere because it is something that is abstract, and it is hard to tell where exactly it is (Before left, After Right).
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10/30/18
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For this assignment we were instructed to take photos somewhere that reminded us of “nowhere”. We had to take 125-150 photos at at least 4 different places. Also it was suggested that we try to portray “lonely, empty, (and) void”. For my assignment, I drove down a street in the run-down area of Chicago and stopped at places I thought were interesting and had that feeling.

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This filter enhanced the feeling of "Nowhere" because, with the use of detail extractor, it brought out every little detail, making the photo more to look at. The warm tones made the photo feel like when you look out a train window, and everything passes by in a blur, very dreamy, enhancing the feeling that people wouldn't normally show up at this place. The girl, Emmy, is small in this photo, making the vast landscape look larger. This makes her look very alone, making the photo look like "Nowhere".
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10/29/18
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This is the before and after of my black and white nowhere assignment. The before is on the left and the after is on the right. I think the black and white filter enhanced the photo because with the color it doesn't make it look very abandoned. Especially because if the bright colors of the grass and car. By putting the black and white filter on it gave it more of an old and deserted feel. I also think that the frame enhanced the photo because it makes the photo finished off and more complete.
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10/29/18
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